Here is today’s COVID-19 update from the County Health and Human Services Agency with data through Oct. 23.
- San Diego County’s state-calculated, adjusted case rate is currently 7.0 per 100,000 residents, placing the County in the Red Tier.
- The testing positivity percentage is 3.3%, placing the County in Tier 3 or the Orange Tier.
- The state’s health equity metric looks at the testing positivity for areas with the lowest healthy conditions.
- The County’s health equity testing positivity percentage is 5.5. This metric does not move counties to more restrictive tiers but is required to advance.
- The California Department of Public Health will assess counties on a weekly basis, with the next report scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 27.
Community Setting Outbreaks:
- Six new community outbreaks were confirmed on Oct. 23: two in business settings, one in a hair salon or barbershop setting, one in a restaurant, one in a restaurant/bar setting and one in a grocery setting.
- In the past seven days (Oct. 17 through Oct. 23), 25 community outbreaks were confirmed.
- The number of community outbreaks remains above the trigger of seven or more in seven days.
- A community setting outbreak is defined as three or more COVID-19 cases in a setting and in people of different households over the past 14 days.
- 10,784 tests were reported to the County on Oct. 23, and the percentage of new laboratory-confirmed cases was 4%.
- The 14-day rolling average percentage of positive cases is 2.8%. Target is less than 8.0%.
- The 7-day, daily average of tests is 11,329.
- People with and without symptoms who are at higher risk for COVID-19 should be tested. Health care and essential workers should also get a test, as well as people who had close contact to a positive case or live in communities that are being highly impacted.
- 386 new cases were confirmed among San Diego County residents on Oct. 23. The region’s total is now 54,314.
- 3,842 or 7.1% of all cases have required hospitalization.
- 885 or 1.6% of all cases and 23.0% of hospitalized cases had to be admitted to an intensive care unit.
- One new COVID-19 death was reported in San Diego County on Oct. 23. The region’s total is now 868.
- One man, aged in his mid-70s, died Oct. 23.
- The man had underlying medical conditions.
The more detailed data summaries found on the County’s coronavirus-sd.com website will be updated around 5 p.m. today.